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Pet Appreciation week

Hey pet friends!

I know that Pet Appreciation week is over tomorrow, but better late than never, right? 

I am hoping to share pet appreciation week with my readers by sharing information from Rory Freedman. author of "Beg: A Radical New Way of Regarding Animals.

If you believe our system is in need for changes in how we regard all pets, please pass her book along! Let's spread the news in hopes of educating all pet owners on how to love their pets! Below is Rory's Bio and a brief summary about her book and who she is. This excert was asked to be shared in behalf of the author. Thank you pet friends! Appreciate those pets in your lives!


WHAT: Freedman's new book Beg: A Radical New Way of Regarding Animals (Running Press Publishing Group, April 30, 2013), is a battle cry on behalf of all animals, as well as an inspirational, empowering guide to what we can do to help them.
Summary:
So many of us call ourselves animal lovers and worship our dogs and cats—but we could be using that love as a force for helping all animals. Beg is a battle cry on their behalf, as well as an inspirational, empowering guide to what we can do to help them. With the same no-nonsense tone that made Skinny B-i-t-c-h a multi-million copy success, Beg galvanizes us to change our choices and actions, and to love animals in a radical new way.


Excerpt- Beg: A Radical New Way of Regarding Animals
Don’t Get Mad, Get Adopting

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"But truth be told, I’m not sure I was willing to go to a shelter back then, I think I was avoiding it. Going to an adoption day at a store where a rescue group brought dogs—that I was up for. I was terrified to go to a shelter. I did not want to see cage after cage, face after face, of sad, scared, death-sentenced dogs. Especially if I was going to be choosy and not leave with a single one. Or if I was going to leave with one or two, what about the others I left behind? I did not want that on my conscience. I believe most people are just too scared to walk into a shelter. I was. I still am. If and when the time comes to adopt another dog, he or she may drop in my lap like Lucy did. (One of the perks of being in the animal rights community is that you know so many rescuers, you never have to set foot in a shelter.) But if no dogs fall from the sky, I wont let that shelter-fear stop me. These dogs deserve better. Covering my eyes or pretending its not happening wont make the problem go away."
About the Author:
Rory Freedman is the co-author of the Number 1 New York Times best-selling Skinny Bitch, a tough-love manifesto that has inspired countless women to start making smart and compassionate food choices.  Rory has co-authored an number of other books in the series. An outspoken advocate for animal rights, she lives in Los Angeles with her dogs; and will go anywhere and everywhere to spread the word about her new book, Beg: A Radical New Way of Regarding Animals.



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